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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
squander - waste; spend foolishly
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
unanimity - complete agreement; ADJ. unanimous
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive